Features of the Program

The Conservation Law program provides students with a strong knowledge and application of laws regarding wildlife, natural resources and the environment. This program, ideal for those who would rather work outdoors than in an office, also provides an in-depth foundation of biology, ecology and environmental science. A vast system of networking enables students to interact with seasoned law enforcement and wildlife officials.

Conservation Law major completes credits in professional and general education courses. The general education core helps the student  develop analytic and communication skills, and provides an understanding of the economic, political, and social context within which the criminal justice system functions. Professional courses consist of the most advanced instruction available in evidence, constitutional law, criminal law, and specific classes in wildlife/marine law enforcement, wildlife trafficking and conservation investigations.

Requirements for Conservation Law Majors

Candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Husson University. At least 15 credits must be earned in Husson Criminal Justice/Conservation Law courses.

The programmatic learning outcomes for the B.S. Conservation Law degree are:

  1. Students will understand core theories and practices in criminal justice and conservation law - Administration of Justice; Law Enforcement; Law Adjudication; Investigations; Interviewing and Report Writing; and Wildlife/Marine Law
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and professional communication skills.
  3. Students will apply legal and ethical principles to decision making.
  4. Students will apply quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to formulate decision alternatives.
  5. Students will apply critical thinking to diversity issues
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to work with diverse colleagues in team situations.
CJ 309Constitutional Law3
CJ 330Ethics in Criminal Justice3
CJ 445Criminal Justice Capstone3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 191
SL 191
General Biology I
and General Biology Lab I
SC 210Marine Biology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture & Conv. Elective3
Historical Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Philosophical Elective3
CJ 101Intro to Justice & Pub Safety3
CJ 125Conservation Law Enforcement3
CJ 221Criminalistics3
CJ 225Criminal Procedure3
CJ 335Report Writing and Testifying3
CJ 337Interviewing and Interrogation3
CJ 346North American Wildlife/Fisheries Identification 3
CJ 400Evidence3
CJ 425Wildlife/Marine Law Enforcement3
CJ 426Wildlife Trafficking 3
CJ 427Themes in Conservation Law3
CJ 428Conservation Law Investigations 3
PL 200Criminal Law3
SC 141Environmental Science3
or SC 142 Conservation Biology
SL 210Marine Biology Laboratory1
BA/CJ/PL/PY Electives6
Open Elective3
Open/NPS/MCJA Electives9
Science Electives6
Total Hours121
First Year
CJ 1013CJ 2253
CJ 1253SC 141 or 1423
EH 1053BA/CJ/PL/PY Elective3
HE 111***1Humanities Elective3
PY 1113Philosophical Elective3
 13 15
Second Year
PL 2003CJ 2213
SC 191
SL 191
4CJ 3303
Literature Elective3Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective3
Math I Elective4Science Elective3
Open Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY elective3
 17 15
Third Year
CJ 3093CJ 3373
CJ 3353CJ 4003
CJ 3463CJ 4253
MS 1323Fine Arts Elective3
SC 210
SL 210
4Science Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
CJ 4273CJ 4263
CJ 4283CJ 4453
BA/CJ/PL/PY/NPS/MCJA Elective3Historical Elective3
Open Elective/NPS/MCJA Elective3BA/CJ/PL/PY/NPS/MCJA Elective3
Open Elective/ NPS/MCJA Elective3Open/NPS/MCJA Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 121

May not be required for degree completion.